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Government to face opposition heat on Assam violence, power outages (Curtain raiser)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The opposition is expected to corner the government on a range of issues, including the riots in Assam, power outages and low-intensity blasts in ... Read more...

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Jubiliant Congress workers celebrate Mukherjee’s victory (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Jubiliation rent the air outside Pranab Mukherjee's 13, Talkatora Residence here as Congress workers danced, burst crackers and distributed sweets to celeberate his victory ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee: Government’s No.2 is Nation’s No.1 (Profile)


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) During his more than four decades of public service, Pranab Mukherjee, 76, elected Sunday as India's 13th president, was the government's principal trouble-shooter during ... Read more...

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Celebrations at Pranab’s Delhi residence


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Boxes of sweets, bouquets of exotic flowers and drumbeats - celebrations began at UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee's residence here Sunday even before the ... Read more...

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Pranab urges Mamata, others to support him in poll


July 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 1 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged uncommitted political parties, including Trinamool Congress, to support him in the July 19 poll.Mukherjee, on a ... Read more...

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Rahul should join government: Krishna


June 27th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) It was "necessary" for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to come into the government, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday."I am one of ... Read more...

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Pranab leaves active politics: End of an era


June 25th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Respected among friends and foes alike, Pranab Mukherjee, the "most perfected politician of the current lot", will leave active politics Tuesday marking the end ... Read more...

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Raisina Hill race: Trinamool may tap NDA for support


June 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Monday said there were "high chances" of the Trinamool reaching out to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to garner ... Read more...

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Mamata logs on to Facebook to canvass for Kalam


June 16th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Terming her support for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the president's post as the "voice of millions of Indians", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday ... Read more...

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Bengal politics dominates presidential race (West Bengal newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) With a son of the soil from Bengal likely to become the country's next president and his country-cousin politician trying to nix his chances, ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi congratulates Pranab


June 16th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Former Railways Minister and Trinamool Congress's member of parliament (MP) Dinesh Trivedi Friday congratulated union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for being nominated as the presidential ... Read more...

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Congress leader denies contacting Kalam


June 15th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed Friday denied contacting former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to persuade him to back out of the presidential race, after Congress ... Read more...

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After Pranab who, ponders Congress (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With Pranab Mukherjee being named the UPA's candidate for president, speculation on who would replace him began almost immediately in the Congress Friday.Mukherjee's possible ... Read more...

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Trinamool calls Mulayam a ‘traitor’, hopes for consensus on Kalam


June 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Terming Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav a "traitor" after his party's about-turn in extending support to union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for ... Read more...

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Mukherjee, best man for president: Congress


June 15th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday said that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee "was the best man for the job" of the president with his decades of knowledge ... Read more...

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Manmohan to meet key ministers over 2G verdict


February 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold a meeting with his key ministers in the next few days to discuss the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Congress feels vindicated, opposition says verdict not final


February 4th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Welcoming the trial court order declining to make Home Minister P. Chidambaram an accused in the 2G case, a relieved Congress Saturday said charges ... Read more...

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Government will study SC order, implications: Pranab (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government reacted cautiously to Thursday's Supreme Court verdict canceling 122 telecom licences issued during jailed former communications minister A ... Read more...

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Government will study SC order, implications: Pranab


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government reacted cautiously to the Supreme Court verdict Thursday canceling 122 telecom licences issued during jailed former communications minister ... Read more...

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Anna set for fast, political class dubs him ‘impatient’ (Intro Roundup)


December 26th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Anna Hazare Monday prepared to take on the UPA government over his insistence for a strong Lokpal with a three-day hunger strike in Mumbai ... Read more...

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Anna set for fast, political class dubs him ‘impatient’ (Roundup)


December 26th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Anna Hazare Monday prepared to take on the UPA government over his insistence on a strong Lokpal with a three-day hunger strike in Mumbai ... Read more...

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UPA tries hard to solve parliament logjam, contacts Mulayam (Lead)


November 24th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) With parliament's proceedings remaining disrupted for the second day Wednesday as the opposition insisted on a debate on the price rise under a rule ... Read more...

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Opposition to move adjournment motion on price rise


November 17th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The opposition Thursday announced it will move an adjournment motion on the issue of inflation on the opening day of the winter session of ... Read more...

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Finance Minister set to present budget Feb 28


February 26th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is set to present his sixth national budget Monday, with people hoping for measures that will help them brave high prices and ... Read more...

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Kochi infotech project off the blocks


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 23 (IANS) Within a month of the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai resolving their differences over Smart City Kochi, the much-delayed Rs.1,500 crore infotech project took another step forward ... Read more...

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Speaker, party leaders optimistic about budget session


February 19th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,Feb 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and leaders of various parties hope that the budget session of parliament beginning Monday will sail smoothly unlike the stormy winter session ... Read more...

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Government agreeable to JPC to end parliament logjam? (Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Indicating that the stalemate in parliament over the opposition's demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum scam could finally end, the ... Read more...

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US trouble shooter Richard Holbrooke is dead (Third Lead)


December 14th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Richard C. Holbrooke America's high profile diplomatic trouble shooter and Obama administration's point man in the war torn Afghan-Pakistani region has died ... Read more...

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All-party meet fails to break logjam, opposition firm on JPC (Second Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Congress' main trouble-shooter Pranab Mukherjee's efforts to resolve the deadlock in parliament over the 2G spectrum scandal failed Monday with the opposition sticking to its demand ... Read more...

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Congress leaders discuss spectrum crisis, PM may break silence


November 18th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Top leaders of the Congress, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party president Sonia Gandhi, met here Thursday to discuss the strategy in the face of ... Read more...

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MPs get Rs.10,000 more, but further salary hike rejected (Third Lead)


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Budging a little, the government Monday decided to further hike the non-taxable allowances of parliamentarians by Rs.10,000 a month, but rejected their demand for a 500-percent ... Read more...

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Cabinet bows to MPs’ demand, hikes allowances (Third lead)


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Bowing to persistent pressure from dissatisfied MPs, the union cabinet Monday decided to hike the allowances of parliamentarians by Rs.10,000 per month, but left their three-fold ... Read more...

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Cabinet hikes MPs’ perks, salary raise unaltered (Lead)


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The union cabinet Monday decided to further increase allowances of MPs by Rs.10,000 per month, comprising a hike of Rs.5,000 each in their constituency and office ... Read more...

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Pranab helps break deadlock over MPs’ salary hike (Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The deadlock over MPs' salary hike ended Saturday after the government's trouble-shooter Pranab Mukherjee met agitating parliamentarians who are unhappy with the three-fold increase and are ... Read more...

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Peace in parliament as deadlock over salary over


August 21st, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The deadlock over MPs' salary hike ended Saturday after the government's known trouble-shooter Pranab Mukherjee met Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh Yadav, who are unhappy with ... Read more...

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